by Christian LEBRAT
1978-1981 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 9' 30
A city, its crowds; crowds processed on film then transferred to video. I used a technique particular to video to manipulate a vertical section of the image sideways, changing both its shape and color density. Each operation was repeated a number of times, in a series of consecutive incrustations. The final image was achieved in a few hours, entirely by hand (or, more precisely, by hands), like an impromptu musical improvisation. The rhythm, the flux of the city confronted with video's scanning composition and compression.
|distribution format||Digital file on server (PAL)|
|screen||4/3 (single screen)|
|rental fee||42,00 €|